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Robert “Jake” Watson

Robert “Jake” Watson, 80, of Emporia, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. Jake was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Vela Watson; sisters, Ann Lynch, Flossie Harrup, and brothers, Floyd “Dickie” Watson (Margaret) and Michael Jones (Patricia). He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Joyce Clements Watson; sons, Jacob Derek Watson (Malissa) of Homosassa, FL, Rob Watson (Lisa) of Morehead City, NC and Keith Watson of Emporia, VA; daughter, Vickie Allen (Robert) of Emporia, VA; nine grandchildren; a sister, Judy Moore (Larry) of Richmond, VA and also his wonderful friend and caregiver, Sarah Smith. Mr. Watson retired from Virginia Department of Transportation as maintenance superintendent for Greensville County after 43 years service. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 15 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

Patsy Claud Sledge

Patsy Claud Sledge of Emporia, VA died on May 11, 2017.  Patsy grew up in the small community of Drewyville, VA.  She was the retired office manager of Emporia Foundry.  She was an avid reader, gardener, and tennis player, and she loved the Outer Banks and fishing.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Vance Claud, Helen Fisher Claud; and her brother, Gene Arnold Claud.  She was the widow of David Lee Sledge.  She leaves to cherish her memory, her brother, Leslie Vance Claud, Jr. and wife, Sandra; two daughters; Kathryne Harrison Turner and husband, Steve; Pamela Harrison Crichton; three granddaughters, Kaycee Claud Ackaway, Kirsten Juliette Crichton, and Kathryne Jane Crichton; and three great grandchildren, Niko, Nori, and London. 

The memorial service will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Drewyville, VA. The family will receive friends following the service at the reception in the church social hall. 

The family encourages that donations be made to Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in lieu of flowers. 

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.owenfh.com

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